04-22-2017 06:31 AM
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  1. RipperooUK's Avatar
    Ahh, the Nougat update!

    Personally I HATE it and think it is a stinking, steaming pile of dog crap.

    Having had my Samsung Galaxy S7 a while, I recently updated it to 'N' and have to say, what a freakin' disappointment!

    I have no idea what it is with Google and why they make each update of Android IMHO more sparse than the one before.

    Personally I prefer colour, gradients, demarcation between 'zones' and nice detailed icons. Not these bland single colour icons on a white background that have been pushed on the user over the last few updates.

    Most of use have handsets costing in excess £500-800 with truly awesome screens with resolutions fit for a TV in hand-held devices and we are forced to look at huge white spaces, white interfaces/menus, with single colour icons! WTF?

    Maybe its to preserve battery life? If so, that's very lame! Personally, I'd rather look at a thing of beauty for 6 hours than a heaving pile of turd for 24!

    For instance the pull-down the top menu on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge' is white, with light blue basic icons.

    Ooooh, lightbulb moment here! I've got an idea! For the next Android update, make the icons white on a white background and be done with it! We, the users can just use 'The Force' to find what we are looking for.

    Is it just me or does anyone else hate predominately white/light interfaces, with light-coloured this and light-coloured that?

    It literally hurts my eyes to look at a predominately white interface and when all the icons are the same colour instead on being individual, then I think that takes longer to find what your looking for.

    It's like someone with OCD is in charge and wants everything to match! I'm all for continuity, but there's got to be some give when it's informational content on screen.

    Oh, and the 'LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?' found at the bottom of each sub-menu in settings? WTAF? Why can't they just put all the available options there for the user to peruse at will! I'm pretty sure I'll manage to navigate the extra content!

    Also, WTF is it recently with the overuse of actual words instead of icons?

    Here's an idea, why not use easily identifiable icons in order to de-clutter the menus instead of 'Over Texting' the menus?

    For instance, in the default email app, if you long-press a message, you are presented with the word 'DELETE' as an available option. Now forgive me if I'm wrong here, but what is the universal symbol for 'DELETE'? A fracking 'Waste Bin', that's what!? Everyone in every language is familiar with this, so why change it to the actual word 'DELETE'? Surely, it must be harder to program the OS to use the translated word for 'DELETE' considering the wide range of languages available in Android.

    Oh, and 'NOTI. SETTINGS' on the pull-down menu? Ahhhh, this annoys the p!55 out of me! If words have to be used, at least use the full words as it just looks less lazy!

    Another step back IMHO is the caller ID screen which is so poor, it's criminal!.

    Sadly, there wasn't the preferred full screen HD image of the caller contact in previous versions of Android (although, I'm pretty sure it was a loooong time ago), but at least we had the half-screen contact's image on display during a call up until recently.

    Now? A stoopid little lo-res circle with a blurry-crap background. Again and update that makes the interface look worse.

    I spent ages preparing good quality 720x720 images for ALL of my contacts and now they look like 5hi7e!

    I'm pretty sure there is an Apple insider at Google signing off these 'ASAP' (As S**T A Possible) updates in the hope more Android users will defect to Apple. Defection has never crossed my mind in 8 years, but the last two updates ('M' & 'N') are pushing me closer!

    I just feel that the interface of last few incarnations of Android has become increasingly clinical to the point the interface is just not nice to look at any more or as easy to navigate (no colour, no demarcation and no detailed icons).

    Maybe by Android 'P' we'll have retrograded to a black & white, icon-free, MS-DOS-like (just text) interface!

    Seriously, it as if Google are retrograding Android in order to re-upgrade the interface in the future.

    END OF RANT!
    04-20-2017 09:04 AM
  2. 1812dave's Avatar
    Since white uses more power than black or dark images, Nougat's use of light colors is NOT a decision based on battery conservation. Because I dislike N's appearance so much, I tried a bunch of dark themes and settled on one that's pretty decent. I wish notifications and the dialer app would be dark-themed through out. I wish the themes took over more of the phones UI.
    04-20-2017 02:38 PM
  3. underway99's Avatar
    My dialer app is black. I use Action Launcher with a black theme (Flat_TouchWiz_Black) from the theme store.
    04-20-2017 05:09 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    When I dial, the background is black but when the call is connected, then it is a white screen
    04-20-2017 09:26 PM
  5. underway99's Avatar
    Hmm. I see what you're referring to. Mine has a screen that changes colors behind the photo. It hadn't occurred to me to try and change that one.
    1812dave likes this.
    04-21-2017 04:21 PM
  6. tuscanybay's Avatar
    Ahh, the Nougat update!

    Personally I HATE it and think it is a stinking, steaming pile of dog crap.

    Having had my Samsung Galaxy S7 a while, I recently updated it to 'N' and have to say, what a freakin' disappointment!

    I have no idea what it is with Google and why they make each update of Android IMHO more sparse than the one before.

    Personally I prefer colour, gradients, demarcation between 'zones' and nice detailed icons. Not these bland single colour icons on a white background that have been pushed on the user over the last few updates.

    Most of use have handsets costing in excess £500-800 with truly awesome screens with resolutions fit for a TV in hand-held devices and we are forced to look at huge white spaces, white interfaces/menus, with single colour icons! WTF?

    Maybe its to preserve battery life? If so, that's very lame! Personally, I'd rather look at a thing of beauty for 6 hours than a heaving pile of turd for 24!

    For instance the pull-down the top menu on my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge' is white, with light blue basic icons.

    Ooooh, lightbulb moment here! I've got an idea! For the next Android update, make the icons white on a white background and be done with it! We, the users can just use 'The Force' to find what we are looking for.

    Is it just me or does anyone else hate predominately white/light interfaces, with light-coloured this and light-coloured that?

    It literally hurts my eyes to look at a predominately white interface and when all the icons are the same colour instead on being individual, then I think that takes longer to find what your looking for.

    It's like someone with OCD is in charge and wants everything to match! I'm all for continuity, but there's got to be some give when it's informational content on screen.

    Oh, and the 'LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE?' found at the bottom of each sub-menu in settings? WTAF? Why can't they just put all the available options there for the user to peruse at will! I'm pretty sure I'll manage to navigate the extra content!

    Also, WTF is it recently with the overuse of actual words instead of icons?

    Here's an idea, why not use easily identifiable icons in order to de-clutter the menus instead of 'Over Texting' the menus?

    For instance, in the default email app, if you long-press a message, you are presented with the word 'DELETE' as an available option. Now forgive me if I'm wrong here, but what is the universal symbol for 'DELETE'? A fracking 'Waste Bin', that's what!? Everyone in every language is familiar with this, so why change it to the actual word 'DELETE'? Surely, it must be harder to program the OS to use the translated word for 'DELETE' considering the wide range of languages available in Android.

    Oh, and 'NOTI. SETTINGS' on the pull-down menu? Ahhhh, this annoys the p!55 out of me! If words have to be used, at least use the full words as it just looks less lazy!

    Another step back IMHO is the caller ID screen which is so poor, it's criminal!.

    Sadly, there wasn't the preferred full screen HD image of the caller contact in previous versions of Android (although, I'm pretty sure it was a loooong time ago), but at least we had the half-screen contact's image on display during a call up until recently.

    Now? A stoopid little lo-res circle with a blurry-crap background. Again and update that makes the interface look worse.

    I spent ages preparing good quality 720x720 images for ALL of my contacts and now they look like 5hi7e!

    I'm pretty sure there is an Apple insider at Google signing off these 'ASAP' (As S**T A Possible) updates in the hope more Android users will defect to Apple. Defection has never crossed my mind in 8 years, but the last two updates ('M' & 'N') are pushing me closer!

    I just feel that the interface of last few incarnations of Android has become increasingly clinical to the point the interface is just not nice to look at any more or as easy to navigate (no colour, no demarcation and no detailed icons).

    Maybe by Android 'P' we'll have retrograded to a black & white, icon-free, MS-DOS-like (just text) interface!

    Seriously, it as if Google are retrograding Android in order to re-upgrade the interface in the future.

    END OF RANT!
    For the time it took to type this post, you could have reverted​ back to Marshmallow already.

    I too refused to let Samsung decides​ how my phone should run, but I took action instead of whining. I use Odin to put Android 6.0.1 back to my S7, and immediately sideload a package disabler to block all future updates. No root required and warranty is not voided. Couldn't​ be happier with the results.
    04-22-2017 06:31 AM
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